Kalamazoo mayor announces he will not seek reelection

Posted at 10:40 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 06:44:27-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Bobby Hopewell says this will be his final term serving as mayor for the City of Kalamazoo.

Hopewell made the announcement on his website Monday evening.

"I know this may come as a bit of surprise to some folks, but this is not sudden for me and part of a plan I’ve had for myself for a while," Hopewell said.

Hopewell has been mayor since 2007. Before that, he served as vice mayor and sat on the city commission.